Man Fails to Register As Sex Offender

A sixty-five-year-old sex offender was arrested on Thursday of this week by the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department on charges that he failed to properly register with law enforcement.

Hoyt Murrel Marks last known address was on Silver Circle in Summerville.

According to the GBI’s sex offender register, Marks was convicted of rape and aggravated sodomy in May of 1988.  In 2013, Marks was arrested by the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office and charged with simple battery under the Family Violence Act after being accused of grabbing a woman by the neck and throwing her onto a couch.  Marks also has a history of alcohol-related arrests.

Marks was booked into the Chattooga County Jail on Thursday morning and was charged with probation violation for failure to register as a sex offender.